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USDA - 11980 - Resource Advisory Committees for the States of Oregon and Washington - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameResource Advisory Committees for the States of Oregon and WashingtonAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2007Committee Number11980
Original Establishment Date10/30/2000Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2007Committee URLhttp://www.fs.fed.us/r6/colville/rac
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date12/2/2005Designated Fed Officer Position Title*PAO
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date9/30/2007Designated Federal Officer First Name*shandra
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Terry
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 106-393Designated Federal Officer Phone*503-808-2242
Effective Date Of Authority*10/30/2000Designated Federal Officer Fax*503-808-2229
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*sterry@fs.fed.us
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The scope and objectives are to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service consistent with the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. The duties and responsibilities are to review projects proposed under TItle II of the Act by participating counties and other persons, propose projects and funding to the Secretary of Agriculture under section 203 of the Act, provide frequent opportunities for citizens, organizations, tribes, land management agencies, and other interested parties to participate openly and meaningfully, beginning with the early stages of the project development process.
How is membership balanced?*Membership shall be balanced and have broad representation from within each of the three membership groups. These groups include persons who represent organized labor; developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities; energy and mineral development interests; commercial timber industry; hold Federal grazing permits or other land use permits; nationally and regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations, dispersed recreational activities; archaeological and historical interest; nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interests groups; hold state elected office or their designee; hold county or local elected office; represent American Indian tribes; school officials or teachers; and represent the affected public-at-large.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2-3 Estimated Total Meetings - The RACs reviewed and recommended national forest projects for the Secretary's approval. Meetings also include 2 monitoring field trips.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is essential because the resource advisory committees provide for early and continuous coordination with agency officials on forest projects and for frequent opportunities for citizens, organizations, tribes, land management agencies and others to participate openly and meaningfully beginning at the early stages of the project development process. Advice of the committee is not available from other sources because the Act requires that resource advisory committees be formed to review forest projects and recommend the proposed projects they deem have merit to the Secretary of Agriculture for approval.
Why close or partially close meetings?No meetings are closed.
Recommendation RemarksThis committee was terminated on the advice of the Secretariat due to lapsed legislation. Agency may bring this committee back on its on authority if legislation is not forthcoming.
The Snohomish County Subcommittee members were all deleted from FY07 because their appointments dates appeared to have lapsed, however a meeting was held by that subcommittee during FY07.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentEach of the 18 Resource Advisory Committees meets to reallocate Title II funds when funding remains from completed projects or from projects that are no longer feasible.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe USDA Forest Service Resource Advisory Committees are not required to track this information. Thus, cost-savings for advisory committee management is not recorded.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*2,300Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentResource Advisory Committees have recommended over 2,300 title II projects that have benefited federal lands and rural communities. There were approximately 272 recommendations of Title II projects recorded by the Resource Advisory Committees in FY 2006.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*85.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment80% of projects have been completed by the RACs to date from FY 2002 to FY 2006. Some projects recommended in 2005 & 2006, have been partially implemented and are on-going through to completion.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*20.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentFrom FY 2002-2007, 30% of projects remain incomplete, according to the Forest Service Resource Advisory Committee database. These partially completed projects are scheduled for completion in FY 2006-2007.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThis committee is inactive due to the non-renewal of the authorizing legislation.
Agency Feedback Comment*Many Resource Advisory Committees provide feedback by hosting field trips to project sites. Also, Designated Federal Officials often keep their county commissioners and congressional staffers informed by inviting them to a field trip or a sit down 'brown bag' lunch which may involve a powerpoint presentation and a question and answer session. Often times, these meetings are open to the public and media, as they are 'informational and educational.' Each RAC also has an opportunity to provide information via website through their designated Forest website. The USDA Forest Service provides a national database of all RAC accomplishments to date.Narrative Description*The Resource Advisory Committees (RAC) of Oregon and Washington were mandated by Congress, under section 205 of P.L. 106-393, the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. The Committee was established for two purposes: (1) to improve collaborative relationships among the people who use and care for the National Forests and the Forest Service, which manages the lands; and (2) to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service in identifying and implementing broadly supported land management projects that maintain existing infrastructure, enhance forest ecosystems, and improve land health and water quality. The RAC directly supports the agency's mission goal for ecosystem health: to promote ecosystem health and conservation using a collaborative approach to sustain the Nations's forests, grasslands, and watersheds. This law provdes a mechanism for local community collaboration with federal land managers in recommending projects to be conducted on federal lands or that will benefit resources on federal lands. PL 106-393 is crucial to rural counties for their long-term success; both for schools and their role in helping devise key projects for the health of the land (through RAC work). RACs have fostered a solid working partnership, between forests and their county leaders as well as among RAC members. In Oregon and Washington there are 17 Resource Advisory Committees under P.L. 106-393. RACs identify on a state-wide basis that vegetation treatment and fuels management is a top priority for the highest risk areas and work with willing communities to reduce the overall threat of catastrophic fire. Furthermore, the collaborative process the RACs foster is unbounded and well-received throughout Oregon, Washington and other states that host RACs.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

 
ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-029304Columbia County Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-030001Colville Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-028240Deschutes and Ochoco Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-029045Fremont and Winema Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-029239Hood and Willamette Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-028727North Gifford Pinchot Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-024489North Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-026987Northeast Oregon Forests Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-028679Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-029251Rogue and Umpqua Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-027438Siskiyou Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-029306Siuslaw Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-026572Snohomish County Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-028719South Gifford Pinchot Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-026417South Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-028992Southeast Washington Forest Resource Advisory Committee2007
 COM-026254Wenatchee/Okanogan Resource Advisory Committee2007
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-012424Resource Advisory Committees for the States of Oregon and Washington2006
 COM-014253Resource Advisory Committees for the States of Oregon and Washington2005
 COM-014601Resource Advisory Committees for the States of Oregon and Washington2004
 COM-016037Resource Advisory Committees for the States of Oregon and Washington2003
 COM-016481Resource Advisory Committees for the States of Oregon and Washington2002